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As an artist, I feel it is my responsibility to convey a story with every piece that I create. Through textile manipulation and a great understanding of historical costumes, I use color and tactile responses to give depth to each of the characters I design.
With strong collaborations, I feel comfortable sharing and engaging in dialogue from a broad range of sources, such as Shakespeare, West African Theatre, Kabuki, Traditional Americana and Musicals, as well as Children’s plays. My travels around the globe and training in batik, shibori, Japanese notan quilting, traditional Moroccan hand beading, and West African Weaving techniques has helped to offer a unique guidance when developing my Costume and Textile designs.
In addition to designing for Theatre, I have had a foray into Television and Film, from armor making and painting for Game of Thrones and Your Highness, to tailoring for Into the Woods, costume dyeing and breakdown (distressing) for Outlander and Atlantis. I feel that these opportunities have allowed for training with a high degree of finish and expertise in the fields of textile design and dyeing, as well as leather tooling and tailoring.
While I am a working professional, I feel it is incredibly important to work with and train youth in the arts. I am honored to act as a mentor to my interns and students, and to have taught in various places around the country, and in several settings, from Universities, to one on one internships in costume shops, and even acting as a Resident Teaching Artist for ages 11 to 18 at Arts Camps.
Please look around this site and view my work. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached through the “Contact” tab.